Twin Extra Long Bedding for College and Boarding School Dorm Rooms that Fits

At DormSmart, we spend our days researching the marketplace for true twin extra long bedding, also known as twin xl or txl bedding. This means we aren't hung up on labels, rather we focus on the ACTUAL bedding dimensions to ensure it properly fits a student's 80 inch twin extra long dorm room mattress.

Rule of thumb to apply when shopping for twin extra long bedding for college or boarding school

Size matters so forget the labels, meaning throw out the words twin and twin XL and focus on the actual bedding dimensions / measurements.

Here's some guidelines to ensure your twin extra long bedding, will properly fit:

  • Twin XL Bedding Sets (Comforters, Duvet Covers & Inserts) = 90" to 98" Extra Long
  • Twin XL Fitted Sheets, Bed Skirts, Mattress Covers & Toppers = 39" x 80" Extra Long
Always check the mattress size in your dorm room directly with your housing office before investing in bedding. 

TXL, twin XL, twin extra long bedding for dorm rooms simplified...

Simply put, a twin XL bed has a mattress that is 80 inches long, that's 5 inches longer than a standard twin mattress. If you have a twin extra long bed in your dorm room, it is important to understand that your fitted sheet, mattress topper, pad, and bed skirt MUST be 80 inches in length to fit properly (typically 39" x 80"). If necessary, you can always make a twin comforter or duvet work on your twin extra long bed, meaning it may not completely cover your bed but it will cover you.
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